Visit Greenwich for the 14th Annual ...
HawkWatch Festival & Green Bazaar
September 28 & 29, 2013
11 am - 5 pm
Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon's sanctuary in northern Greenwich - a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich's "Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch". Rain or shine, enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and lots of eco-friendly vendors who will be exhibiting on-site.
SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE FEATURES:
- Live "Birds of Prey" Shows @ 1:00 & 3:00 pm
- Rehabilitiated Raptor Release by "Wildlife In Crisis" @ 4:00 pm
- Live Music Shows @ 12:15 & 2:15 pm
PLUS LOADS OF ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
~ Enjoy kid-friendly, nature-themed games, crafts and outdoor activities!
~ Meet live animals and play mini-golf with Jungle Jim from Party Safari!
~ Use Audubon's "Festival Passport" to tour the grounds and win prizes!
~ Shop ‘green’ from 'eco-friendly vendors' & the Audubon Greenwich Nature Store!
~ Visit exhibits and talk with conservation organizations from the region!
~ Join the 'Honey Harvest' and help spin honey from the combs in the Red Barn!
~ Feast on great food & refreshment. 2012 food providers included: Will Morton's Rotisserie, Cafe Bon, Annie Bananie's Ice Cream, and the Fire Engine Pizza Company! 2013 food vendors TBA in August.
~ Hike to Indian Spring Pond to learn about frogs and the tiny creatures that call it home!
~ Witness migrating hawks from lawn, the home of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch site!
~ Or stroll through Audubon's meadows, ancient apple orchard, and enjoy the solitude of a hike to Mead Lake!
Festival Admission Supports The National Audubon Society Mission & Greenwich's Sanctuaries:
Audubon Members: $7 per person (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free)
Non-Members: $10 per person (children 3 years & under can enjoy the Festival for free)
BECOME AN AUDUBON MEMBER: Save Nature & Money ~ at the same time!
Annual Memberships for the National Audubon Society in Greenwich is only $35 per family and includes discounts on events, in the Nature Store, and one year of Audubon Magazine. To learn about Membership Benefits, click here.
WANT TO BE A GREEN EXHIBITOR OR VENDOR AT THE 2013 HAWK FESTIVAL?
Call the Hawk Festival Manager, Jeff Cordulack, at 203-869-5272 x239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~~ 2012 GREEN VENDORS & EXHIBITORS ~~
Backyard Beekeepers Association
Brighten Your Home - LED Lighting Experts
Byram River Parks
Connecticut Clean Energy Options
Connecticut Mountain Lions
Cougars of the Valley
Dr. Funda M. Gulmen
Easycare Energy Solutions
Fire Engine Pizza Co
Freinds of Felines
Granata Sign Company
Green Drinks Greenwich
K & N Properties LLC
League of Women Voters
McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Miz Liz & Company
Mothers Milk Project
Organic Zen Gardens
Ossie The Osprey
Peter F. Alexander Landscape Architect Planner
Renewal by Andersen
River Wildlife Studio
Robinson Wildlife Lectures
Shaklee - Healthy Natural Green
Tailor's Wildlife Rescue Group, Inc.
The Homespun Merry Go Round
The Pampered Chef
Town of Greenwich Conservation Commision
UConn Master Gardeners at Bartlett Arboretum
UCONN Master Gardeners Program
White Jade Wellness & Neals Yards Remedies
Wildlife In Crisis
Will Morton's Rotisserie
*** DIRECTIONS & FESTIVAL PARKING ***
The festival is held on the grounds of Audubon Greenwich (613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831) The Center is easy to reach from the Merritt & Hutchinson Parkways, I-684, and Route 22 in NY. Please refer to the Directions PDF linked at the bottom of this page.
Parking is free and easy in the large Field located North of the intersection of Riversville Road & John Street. This field is the best place to park. If full, additional parking is at the Church accross from the main gate. Handicap Parking is allowed inside the main gate but a proper permit is required reserved for those who truely need nearby access.
About roadside parking: Limited spots are on Riversville Road and is prohibited on John Street. All roadside parking is very limited and is 'at your own risk'. If you do park on the roadside, please make room for other cars and be sure all tires are off of the 'white line' on the roadside or you risk being towed by the Greenwich Police Department.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FESTIVAL. BE SURE TO CATCH THE 1 PM or 3 PM LIVE RAPTOR SHOWS & ENJOY THE MANY UNIQUE EXHIBITS AND FOOD ON-SITE.
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